This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman

December 16th, 2019 Kimberly Review 9 Comments

16th Dec
This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman
This Earl of Mine
by Kate Bateman
Series: Bow Street Bachelors #1
Narrator: Beverley A. Crick
Length: 9 hours and 20 minutes
Genres: Historical Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon | Audible *affiliate
Goodreads
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame
Narration: 4.5 cups Speed: 1.3x

The first book in a new Regency romance series, an heiress and a rogue accidentally end up in a secret marriage of convenience.

In a desperate bid to keep her fortune out of her cousin’s hands, shipping heiress Georgiana Caversteed marries a condemned criminal in Newgate prison. The scoundrel’s first kiss is shockingly heated, but Georgie never expects to see her husband again. Until she spots him across a crowded ballroom. Notorious rogue Benedict Wylde never expected a wife. He was in Newgate undercover, working for Bow Street. To keep their marriage of convenience a secret, Wylde courts Georgie in public, but the more time they spend together, the more their attraction sparks. Could an heiress with the world at her feet find happiness with a penniless rake? Kate Bateman's This Earl of Mine is a delightful start to the Bow Street Bachelors series, with witty banter, dynamic characters, and swoon-worthy romance.

historical ROMANCE smartfunny SUSPENSE

This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman is the first novel in the Bow Street Bachelors series and when I saw that it featured an arranged marriage with a prisoner no less, I knew I had to listen. Narrated by Beverley A. Crick this delightful tale delivered heat, swoons and plenty of suspense!

If your cousin was a pariah like Josiah, it wouldn’t be hard for you to imagine how Georgiana Caversteed ended up in Newgate exchanges vows with a condemned man. But that is exactly how our story opens.

Georgiana is the eldest Caversteed daughter. Her father made their family’s wealth in shipping and left the bulk of it for Georgiana to manage. Every man who has asked for her hand has bulked or declined after reading the terms of her marriage contract. It seems they were only interested in her coiffeurs. When her cousin tries to force himself on her, she takes matters into her own hand. She’ll marry a condemned prisoner and be a happy, wealthy widow….. only the man she marries is working undercover for Bow Street, and a second son. Oh, my…. I laughed, swooned and became completely caught up in this tale.

Bateman did a fine job of sharing the Bow Street Bachelors stories, particularly that of notorious rogue Benedict Wylde. Benedict is penniless and trying to help his brother restore their families’ coiffures. How does a penniless rogue convince an heiress he cares about her and not her assets?

Georgiana is headstrong, fearless and knowledgeable when it comes to finances, business, and the shipyard, but she knows nothing about men and love. Seeing these two work out an arrangement, grow close and ultimately fall for one another was delightful.

Bateman brought heat, tender moments, character growth and tugged at my heartstrings. The relationship felt genuine and I couldn’t help but wish for a happily ever after.

Secondary characters from Georgiana’s sister, her admirer and his poetry added interest. Even the cheeky informant added to the tale and left me grinning. We got to meet the other bachelors and I confess I am looking forward to their stories.

Beverley A. Crick was delightful as the narrator. I thought she did a fine job with all of the voices, but really captured Georgiana. This was my first time with her and will look for other works she has narrated.

If you are a fan of Regency romance, dashing rogues, arranged marriages and sassy heroines then grab your earbuds and fall in love with This Earl of Mine.

Grab your earbuds and fall in love with This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman #BowStreetBachelors #RegencyRomance Click To Tweet

About Kate Bateman

Kate Bateman

Kate Bateman, (also writing as K. C. Bateman), is the #1 bestselling author of Regency, Victorian, and Renaissance historical romance. Her Renaissance romp, The Devil To Pay, is a Romance Writer’s of America 2019 RITA® Finalist and her Regency-set A Counterfeit Heart (Secrtes & Spies series) won the 2018 Book Buyer’s Best contest for Best Historical Romance. Kate wrote her first historical romance in response to a $1 bet with her husband who rashly claimed she’d ‘never finish the thing.’ She gleefully proved him wrong. Her books feature her favorite intelligent heroines, (badasses in bodices!) wickedly inappropriate banter, and heroes you want to both strangle and kiss. When not traveling to exotic locations ‘for research’, Kate leads a not-so-secret double life as a fine art appraiser and on-screen antiques expert for several TV shows in the UK, each of which has up to 2.5 million viewers. Before writing romance, Kate was director and valuer at her own UK Auction House, Batemans in Stamford, Lincolnshire. She currently splits her time between Illinois and her native England and writes despite three inexhaustible children and that husband . . .who still owes her that dollar.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

Photo of kimbacaffeinate
About Kimberly
Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw and Howler. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Find @kimbacaffeinate on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Stay Caffeinated!

Never miss a post by adding Caffeinated to your Inbox

Your email is not shared and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Leave a Reply

(Enter your URL then click here to include a link to one of your blog posts.)

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

9 Responses to “This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman”

  1. Carla

    I am starting to get into Victorian romance. I have enjoyed a few lately and after reading your review and some of the comments, I will have to add this one. Wonderful review Kimberly.